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Youth Recruitment Analyst

JOB TITLE: Youth Recruitment Analyst
REPORTING TO: Head of Youth Recruitment
JOB FUNCTION: Coordinate geographic regions of scout co-ordinators, area scouts and assistants to provide accurate and actionable information on external players.
CONTRACT: 40 Hours Per Week (approx.) across 5.5 working days



  • Work with Area Coordinators and Scouts to ensure they are scheduled on appropriate games to cover target players and age groups.
  • Oversee scouts including meeting preparation and bi-annual reviews.
  • Track, monitor and support scouts completing reports on the scouting database, ensuring data quality standards.
  • Track progress and compile depth charts on U9-U18 players in Local, National and International Recruitment.
  • Create ‘headline’ reports, evaluate data and provide weekly updates for senior recruitment staff.
  • Produce executive summaries (using video and data) for target player presentations and senior management.
  • Prepare and develop presentations for youth scout meetings and conferences.
  • Develop content for recruitment and coordinator weekly meetings.

Player Assessment

  • Support integration of grass roots player data into local and national recruitment.
  • Align local, national and international recruitment assessment processes.
  • Align internal Academy player assessment with recruitment player assessment.


  • Scout reports accurately in system.
  • Players on target lists.
  • Players signed.
  • Develop systems and processes in place.
  • Organised and diligent.
  • Willing to take responsibility and follow tasks to a successful completion.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workflow.
  • Be personable and enthusiastic with a strong work ethic.
  • Confident communicator with an approachable and friendly manner.


  • Masters/PhD degree in Economics, Sports Analysis, or a related data discipline.
  • FA Level 1 & 2 Talent ID Qualification or UEFA B Coaching Licence.
  • Valid Passport and driving licence.
  • Fluent in English.


  • 3+ years experience (minimum) in elite sports as a data analyst.
  • Knowledge of the football market, the role of a scout and the European geographic region.
  • Highly computer literate in office, presentation software and the ability to use in-house systems.
  • Highly skilled in the use of numbers and management of data, specifically within elite sports.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Academy in a data analyst position. If you feel you have the right experience and technical know-how for the role and are looking for a new challenge, please apply below!



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    Francisco Almeida
    November 18, 2020

    Very interested, hope we can talk soon by email.

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